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After coal, W.Va. push for natural gas trust fund

September 15, 2013
By BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press , Weirton Daily Times

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For decades, coal from West Virginia's vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state's best-known commodity. Big coal's days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn't repeat itself.

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